"HEALTHIFIED" BEEF STROGANOFF
1 pound ground beef, or thinly sliced beef
Butter, for frying
Half a small onion
LOTS OF MUSHROOMS:)
1 tsp tomato paste
1 clove crushed garlic
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream
Fry the meat and mushrooms in butter on medium/high heat. Remove from the skillet and sautee onions and garlic till onions are tender. Add tomato paste, then the meat. Pour enough beef broth to almost cover the meat. Simmer on low till meat is tender, about 1 1/2 hour... and about 30 minutes for ground beef. Most of the broth should have evaporated. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Add in the sour cream and heat through.
Makes 4 servings
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
"Healthified" Beef Stroganoff = 334 calories, 16.7g fat, 39g protein, 5.3g carbs, 0.7g fiber (4.6g effective carbs)
Serve over Cabbage noodles
Cabbage NoodlesSlice cabbage into egg noodle widths. Stir fry in butter (or you could boil it in water) for 5-10 minutes or until very tender.
Nutritional info (per cup)
White Pasta = 43 carbs, 5 fiber, 246 calories
Cabbage = 5 carbs, 2 fiber, 22 calories
Cabbage: Contains vitamin C and folic acid. Cabbage protects against stress, infection and heart disease, as well as many types of cancers, according to the American Association for Cancer Research. To avoid gas after eating cabbage, add a few fennel, caraway or cumin seeds before cooking. Cabbage is also a good source of blood-sugar-stabilizing fiber, and the raw juice of cabbage is a known cure for stomach ulcers.